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'It isn't only the parloristas, the event hosts, and the make-up artists that will be affected. There is no safety net ready to catch those on the lower rungs of society when the health crisis is coupled with a looming economic crisis.'
Amnesty International declares Yulia Tsvetkova a prisoner of conscience facing 'absurd charges'
The annual Miss Tiffany's Universe pageant brings together 21 international contestants showcasing their beauty but also spreading a defiant message for equality from across the globe
'The more I learned about the experiences of other LGBTQ folks like me, the more I recognized that we were still different from each other'
The actor and his wife fully support their only daughter, who came out as a lesbian when she was 16
French performer Phia Menard's show is canceled to make way for one of Kanye's 'Sunday Service' gospel hymn sessions
The director of Bollywood's first gay romcom 'Be Extra Careful About Marriage' says the 'controversial subject matter' had to be made 'accessible' to the public through humor
Camp Queer points out 'Oplan X-Men' is only one example of the routine denial of transgender people's right to exist in public spaces
(UPDATED) Makati City police chief Rogelio Simon confirms that Patrolman Timmy Paez and Police Corporal Juliel Atal are relieved from their posts
There are even instances when LGBTQ people are made to sign 'contracts' to ensure they did not express their sexual orientation and gender identity
Former NBA superstar Dwyane Wade proves to be an All-Star father as well
'Filming this video is scary but it feels so liberating and freeing,' says Nikkie
From Greta Thunberg, the LGBTQ+, the #metoo movement, the fact-checkers to the Magnitsky activists, history slams us with one truth: 'power is not given, it is taken'
A new version of ‘Tala’? Yes, please!
Veering away from the usual vibrant festivities, the 2019 Mindanao Pride March is a silent protest that highlighted issues involving the LGBTQ+ community
'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling tweets her support for Maya Forstater, a UK researcher who was fired over insisting that 'it is impossible to change sex'
Organizers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup have travelled to Britain in recent months to meet Liverpool fan clubs, including the side's gay supporters' group
Other items on the agenda include bullying, teenage pregnancy, and sexual harassment, among others
The #RespetoNaman anniversary commemoration features an 18-day campaign to end violence against women by further educating Filipinos on gender-based violence issues
The Social Weather Stations holds the survey over a month after transgender woman Gretchen Diez was barred from using the ladies' toilet at a Cubao mall
The actor speaks up after he is outed by someone else on social media
Ria Tabacco Mar of the American Civil Liberties Union says it is up to the Supreme Court to stop the LGBTQ community from being 'relegated to second class status'
Wigs snatched, mugs fully painted, corsets laced, and heels on point, these drag queens are breaking barriers and using drag not only as a platform for self-expression and art, but also for social commentary
Bare-chested men wearing crowns and traditional sarongs glide through the slow, graceful movements of the Khmer dance, arching their hands back in poses normally performed by young women in golden dresses
Rizal Representative Fidel Nograles wants to expand the coverage of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004
Australian police confirm to Rappler the arrest and indictment of a man for killing transgender Filipina Mhelody Polan Bruno
Mhelody Polan Bruno was about to return to the Philippines, but she was killed just a week before her flight home
The two suspects in the killing of Jessa Remiendo, one of them a minor, surrender to the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office
Jessa Remiendo is known as one of the kindest trans women in Pangasinan. She was found dead on Patar Beach in Bolinao.
With the call #UPTowardsEquality and #SOGIEEqualityNOW, the University of the Philippines community marches for a university system-wide SOGIESC policy
Rappler talks to Senator Risa Hontiveros, lead author of the SOGIE equality bill at the Senate, on how she plans to fight misinformation on the measure
Amid heated discussions on the SOGIE equality bill, a group of LGBTQ+ advocates and allies explore the power of empathy through proactive education
Koko Alviar of the Aglipayan Church says his faith teaches him to 'exist in a community of love.' Coalition of Concerned Families of the Philippines lawyer Lyndon Caña argues that gender identity is a mere 'feeling' and not a fact.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III maintains that the SOGIE equality bill, in its current form, is not likely to get enough support in the Senate
'(The ruling) did not resolve anything about same sex marriage, the opinions expressed there will not be controlling,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
Watch the Senate hearing on the SOGIE equality bill live on Rappler
Anti-discrimination laws aid in protecting members of the LGBTQ+ community as it strives towards achieving equality for all
'What happens to a Christian like me...if we are to be threatened by punishment every time we share our Bible-based beliefs on matters of transgenders and homosexuals?' asks Brother Eddie Villanueva
The fight for equality and anti-discrimination for the LGBTQ+ community is one that has known almost two decades of legal struggle
She's the new poster girl of the Philippine LGBTQ+ movement. Arrested and shamed for needing to use the toilet. This is her story.
Most Philippine companies cannot be said to be LGBTQ+-friendly
Philippine Ports Authority General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago says the facilities will be completed and usable by the end of August
We talk to Mela Habijan about terms, definitions, and why recognition matters
But not all LGBTQ+ rights advocates, including Gretchen Diez, think 3rd restrooms are the solution to discrimination
The government is also eyeing an 'LGBTQ+ convention', says Senator Bong Go
'We are now finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,' says transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez, who earlier urged the President to certify the SOGIE equality bill as urgent
'Kung hindi kami matatanggap, bigyan kami ng CR. Gusto lang po naming umihi at dumumi. Yun lang yun,' says the TV host
Transgender woman Gretchen Diez says she is lucky to have parents who immediately accepted her for who she is. Acceptance by society is another story.
PRESS RELEASE: The series is specifically targeted towards women and the LGBTQ+ community who have suffered from mental health issues due to social factors
Gretchen Diez asks the Quezon City Pride Council to conduct a formal investigation into the incident